WM27: I quote 'The Grandest mixed reaction of them all'
by, 04-07-2011 at 12:39 PM (6012 Views)
Well the 28th annual Wrestlemania has been and gone and not without a mixed reaction. But i think we all knew that it would get a mixed reaction because the fact is you "you can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time"
I have to admit that my own reaction is mixed for a couple of reasons. I felt that the build up for the 'Michael Cole vs Jerry Lawler' match warranted a better standard of fight. I thought it took too long to get going and when it did, well quite frankly it was dissapointing. I was under the impression that Michael Cole had been trained by Jack Swagger for this match. Well if this is the case then Swaggers coaching and training techniques lead a lot to be desired. I have to say that this was dissapointing. And i was perplexed at the outcome with the decision being reversed. More than likely it'll lead to something further down the road. Or perhaps somebody can give me an insight into what might happen?
Furthermore i was a bit let down with the climax of the WWE title match. When i realised that this would be the last fight of the night i was excited for a big action match with an ending worthy of Wrestlemania. I was pleased however that Miz retained and that we didn't get the typical outcome of a John Cena 'fairytale' just to keep the under 12's glued to WWE TV for the coming year. In all honesty whoever came up with the double countout deserves a slap.
However once more The Undertaker steals Wrestlemania and makes the 'grandest PPV of them all' his own. A fantastic showing between 'Taker' and HHH which was a back and forth, edge of your armchair bout that blew every other match out of the water. It didn't quite have the excitement factor that 'Taker' vs HBK had however it couldn't have been because HBK and HHH both bring different styles into a match, with a different mentality as was mentioned a lot in the biuld up to Wrestlemania.
I have to say that my second favourite 'Mania' match was Cody Rhodes vs Rey Mysterio. Admittedly i wasn't looking forward to this match, or not as much as a few of the others but it took me by suprise. A back and forth match which had both excitement and purpose and could go a lot further. The excitement delivered by Mysterio that i haven't personally felt since when he had some enthralling matches with Chris Jericho a couple of years ago. But i wasn't bored with Rey Mysterio as i've found myself to be over the last few years, same moves and same outcomes. I was excited at what he delivered and with how Cody Rhodes responded. My personal 2nd best contest of the night with potential. Potential also in Cody Rhodes 'disfigured' persona.
As i've mentioned in a previous blog i am a fan of Michael Cole's as i find the character that he projects is one of great entertainment. However i was more than happy with having 'King' and good ol JR back at the helm. Both showed that they can give plenty more to WWE broadcasting, however i see this as an unlikely dream.
Another year gone, 27 offered plenty but in some areas delivered little. However it was a fine Wrestlemania projecting just how much we should embrace the Undertaker whilst we still can. This also goes for HHH, as well as embracing the return of both The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Wrestlemania 28 is already set with Rock vs Cena but that's 1 year away. Lets hope the year ahead is one that won't get a mixed reaction hwn i'm hopefully blogging this time next year.